are the supplements you take benefiting you?
perhaps LeeLee missed this post.
I know for me...gosh, i stopped taking a chewable vitamin because IT WAS ANOTHER PILL I HAD TO TAKE!....but i'm back now. i figure....i'll do anything in my ability to get better or at least get in a remission.
i take for supplements Cor-Omega fish oil packets (they taste like oranges) and a few Flintstones chewables and Viactive & acidophilis. i eat a lot of garlic; olive oil; greens; berries...so i hope something is helping this along the way.
do you have RA?
yeah, i say that to myself a lot:"It does not matter how you feel....it matters how you look...and dahling, YOU LOOK FABULOUS!." lol
oh, i used to also take SAM-E. i think it was ok for RA. low on the $$$$ nowadays, so i can't afford it anymore.
age is so insignificant with RA & autoimmune disease, i see some 80 year old women getting around better than i do.
it's been real rough, especially lately.
i can understand that it won't in the end help with sleep...you're right with that one. what it DOES is relaxes you before sleep. Ativan is used for sleep problems related to "not being able to get to sleep because i cannot shut my mind off!"....but, it will NOT keep most people asleep in long use like say Ambien or Lunesta will.
so basically it's stress induced insomnia that docs like to use Ativan. if you're looking to fall asleep & stay asleep...the Ambien and Lunesta meds are more appropriate choices.
how did i get my wealth of knowledge? hah! that was nice, thanx! umh...in highschool i took advanced honors anatomy & physiology & all biology classes as my "fun electives" and worked with the football trainer and PT for 4 years. i wanted to be a doctor! in college i worked in medical/surgical offices part time and majored in BIO and nursing. also went to technical school for medical assisting and ultrasound. and working in nursing in the hospital setting....you're in constant "ON" switch especially in school, so we were always researching and TONS of work and study. in that time i also studied bacteriology & rheumatics on my own.
living with RA, having had Lymes for 10 years, and basically being kinda sick throughout school and as a young adult made me more interested in the human body and the conditions i was going through. i think i would have never sparked an interest in medicine if my pediatrician never knocked off these strep throat pustules on my tonsils when i was eight and showed them to me!!!!!!!! i thought it was so cool. so if i never had been ill....i suppose i wouldn't be in the field i am now.
I JUST WANT TO BE WELL ENOUGH TO WORK ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm like a cannon ready to shoot! I've all the determination in the world...but pretty much housebound mostly all days of the week. Am really tired of being in pain/fatigue/toilet bowl/mobility issues.... and not being able to do what i want.
Geez erin, i guess anyone would be tired of being housebound. How long has that been the case? Do you have expectations of that changing in the near future?oops iam using caps again, erin, it has to be extemely difficult for you, frankly, you are a champ in my eyes, i was whining after a few months of fatique, went off all my meds so i could(live) again. However, i have never been in your situation with so much to deal with. Thanks for the ativan info. I tried lunesta and ambien they did not work. Prozac is what got me started on better sleep and so far i am doing okay while off of it. I plan to stay on the ativan a little longer, in the long run what's another 2 or 3 months.
*** I didn't take anything out, just changed the CAPS to regular Duck***
Post Edited By Moderator (Ducky) : 3/15/2006 6:23:27 PM (GMT-7)